So… I did what you shouldn’t do. I went to a second hand bookstore. I didn’t plan on buying anything, I just heard about it and wanted to check it out. So I went there, found the English section, and I was mesmerised. Books for only a couple of euros!
I did restrict myself, and they didn’t have much in the fantasy section (especially not first books in a series). But these are the books I bought:
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Price: 2.50 €
I have seen this movie so many times, and I cannot get enough of it. It is a beautiful story, with a wonderful pacing. A woman arriving in a small French village and opening a chocolaterie. To do this during Lent is seen a a threat to the good population of the village, and her different view of the world something inappropriate. This story, at least the movie, has left me thinking. I really hope the book lives up to the movie.
Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row by Christopher Golden
Price: 2 €
I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer! I have watched the whole series a few times! So when I saw this I had to have it. I didn’t even know books existed (I did know about the graphic novels though). I hope for a really bloody read where there are no vampires with souls. The Second World War was already a bloody mess, and now I want to read about Spike and Dru relishing in it. Jeez I feel morbid and not at all appropriate at the moment. World War II was one of the worst things to happen in human history.
The Eight by Katherine Neville
Price: 3 €
This is recommended for people who like The Da Vinci Code and I haven’t read it – but I want to. I like the story and have been thinking about picking up Dan Browns books for forever. But now I have this instead, a mystery with roots in 1790. This will be me branching out of my normal reading genre
fantasy. That’s a good thing, I just hope it is good enough and won’t put me into a reading slump (which sadly is the danger when I read books from other genres).
Dark History of the Roman Emperors by Michael Kerrigan
Price: 10 €
This is the history nerd in me taking a stroll through my wallet. That and the synopsis of this book: “reveals the adultery, incest, profligacy, sadism and insanity of Rome’s 500-year empire“. If you don’t find that interesting I have to ask you why? (Or am I the weird one?) It is filled with full colour pictures which makes it very interesting. I wouldn’t have bought a book like this with just text, I’m not that interested. I really hope this read is as interesting as I imagine it to be!
Those are the books I bought, a total of 17 € (the cashier gave me a 50 cent discount). Now I will for sure put a book buying ban on myself. It is getting ridiculous! I don’t need to do another TBR Shame Tag, and I honestly want to read all my books on my shelves.
What have you recently bought?